Every collector has his/her “dream piece”. I’ve been eyeing on the Alessi Fruit Basket Tea Service by SANAA for years. Every time I would go to the Alessi shops in Greenbelt and The Fort, I would rub the fruit-like tea set, just like how Aladdin would his lamp (cue: “A whole new woooooooorld…” LOL), and wished that someday it would be part of my growing Alessi collection.
SANNA for Alessi
Kazuyo Sejima, together with Ryue Nishizawa, with whom he founded the SANAA studio, took part in the “Tea & Coffee Towers” project that saw 22 international architects compete for the first time in the arena of industrial design, with the mission of producing a service for tea and coffee. Their service, initially produced in a limited edition of 99 pieces and made of silver, is now available to the public in a version in 18/10 stainless steel.
The day has arrived and I feel as if I’m on a magic carpet ride! Jasmin lang ang peg!
Wait for it…
Sing it: “Shining, shimmering, splendid…”
What I love about Alessi products is that they are both fun and functional. The first Alessi piece I ever purchased when I was still single was the Juicy Salif By Philippe Stark (it is considered an icon of industrial design that has been displayed in New York’s Museum of Modern Art) to this day still stands the test of time.
I hope to pass on to my daughter (and hopefully the succeeding generations) my new Alessi Fruit Basket Tea Service By SANAA.
The best part about collecting what you love is using and enjoying them!
I would like to thank Conlins, the exclusive distributor of Alessi in the Philippines for bringing in products that put a smile on everyone’s face!
Visit Alessi stores at at Bonifacio High Street; Lower ground floor of Greenbelt 5